Day 448 / Hat 448: Blue cotton twill visor with the Los Angeles Dodgers interlocking "LA" logo embroidered on front in white. Additional details include adjustable Velcro closure sizing strap in back and two interior labels one reads: "Genuine Merchandise" accompanied by the MLB logo, the other depicts a triangular pennant bearing the words: "'47 Twins" and the web address nineteen47.com.
Looking back through the Project, this appears to the third piece of headgear from the folks at 47 Brand. The first was back at PC 159 where I was putting on the dog, and the second was another Dodgers hat (PC 335). That got me wondering who exactly 47 Brand was -- and what's with the twins reference?
Here's the story, in part, from the company's website -- and yes, it involves twins:
"In 1947, twin brothers and Italian immigrants, Arthur and Henry D’Angelo founded Twins Enterprises, now ’47 Brand. The D’Angelos were entrepreneurial pioneers who were quick to see the future of sports licensing by selling pennants and other sports memorabilia on the streets around Fenway Park. Through a combination of hard work, sound instincts and incredible passion, the brothers were able to grow their business from a single street cart to a premier sports lifestyle brand that uniquely melds sport and style."
According to the site, the company has licensing deals with four of the professional sports leagues in the US (NBA, MLB, NHL and NHL) and more than 650 colleges.
So on behalf of those twins, I offer a hale and hearty hat-tip to all immigrants -- Italian and otherwise -- who've contributed so much to this country.
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